Career And College Prep

Agriculture & Natural Resources

Grow Your Career Options

Agriculture and food science have moved a long way from the old family farm. From vertical hydroponics to urban agriculture, you’d be surprised at the diverse opportunities in these industries. Click here to review Destination’s Agriculture & Natural Resources courses.

Agribusiness—This pathway prepares students to coordinate activities contributing to the production, processing, marketing, distribution, financing, and development of agricultural commodities and resources. This includes food, fiber, wood products, natural resources, horticulture, and other plant and animal products and services.


Animal Systems—In this pathway, students study the biological processes and physiological systems found in livestock and companion animal species. They also learn about the management and operation of animal farms and agricultural enterprises, including production practices, resource management, and business aspects.


Environmental & Natural Resources—Students in this pathway learn about a wide range of topics related to the environment, conservation, and sustainable resource management. Students prepare for careers that address current and future environmental challenges and contribute to a more sustainable and ecologically balanced world.


Food Production—This pathway prepares students to discover new food sources, analyze food content, and develop ways to process, preserve, package, or store food according to industry and government regulations.

Some of the jobs include:

  • Agricultural sales
  • Farm manager
  • Rancher
  • Feed and supply store manager
  • Meat processor
  • Nutritionist
  • Dietician
  • Meal supervisors
  • Food inspector
  • Produce buyer
  • Storage supervisor
  • Veterinarian
  • Veterinarian Technician

*Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school.

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**Data is from Lightcast and is updated frequently.

Which industry-recognized certifications and exams can my student prepare for?

  • Work-Based Learning Certifications:
    • Microsoft Office Specialist
    • Wisconsin Employability Skills Certificate
    • Wisconsin Youth Leadership Skills Certificate
    • Youth Apprentice Certificate
    • OSHA 10